Dasysyrphus tricinctus


This is an easy species to identify due to the pattern of its yellow abdominal markings.

Identification difficulty

It is normally found around the edges of lowland woodland.

When to see it

May and June, and then again in August and September.

UK Status

It is widespread in Britain but not usually seen in any numbers.

VC55 Status

It is fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland, not usually in numbers.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map